Beatrice B. Litherland Smith
Beatrice B. Litherland Smith is dean emerita of the College of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Missouri. During the 25 years she served as dean, Smith was recognized as a transformational land grant administrator. She received a Faculty-Alumni Award, as well as leadership awards at the national level, where she chaired the legislative committee of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges. She was a director of the NASDAQ-traded Rival Company before it went private and also served on the First National Bank board. Her civic activities have included serving as president and campaign chair of United Way. She is a member of MU’s Jefferson Club, the Chancellor’s Fund for Excellence committee, and the Mizzou Botanic Garden Friends, and serves as an officer of the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre board. Smith owns and manages Smith Industrial Properties. She has served as a trustee of the Society since 2014.